FitYou personal training in Dubai
We try 12 sessions with new city company Discuss this article
Your trainer aims to plan your sessions to perfectly ‘Fit You,’ and achieve whatever it is you want. I’m aiming to shape up, lose a kilo and gain more energy.
Step by step
Each session is similar, yet a different mix. I start with a seven-minute warm-up on the cross trainer. Nemanja, my Serbian trainer, and I then work through a series of warm-up exercises: rotating the head side to side and so on. I then work through three sets of three exercises, three times each. Nemanja pre-plans each session’s focus (and keeps fastidious notes of my progress), whether it be the upper or lower body, cardio (thankfully not so often), or body-building. Regular exercises include lots of upper and lower ab curls on a mat, using light to heavy weights to tone up arms and shoulders, plus lunges and squats, press-ups and pull-ups. The worst exercises for me are the planks on alternating legs, and burpees. During each 45- to 60-minute workout, Nemanja (and later Sasa, his colleague, pictured) never shouts, instead encouraging me.
While I have become stronger and have more energy after my 12 sessions, more importantly, my ‘form’ has improved, according to Nemanja: I’m doing each exercise in the right way. Also, I receive comments from friends that my arms have toned up. Hurrah!
• Sessions take place wherever and whenever is convenient for you, and are each individually planned.
• One-on-one training ensures you perform the exercises correctly – and that you do them! I certainly wouldn’t have completed as many planks without supervision.
• Personal training sessions are never as cheap as group classes. However, they are a worthy investment for those who truly value their wellbeing.
From Dhs220 per session. www.facebook.com/fityou.ae (800 348 968).
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